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Five Things To Do If You Have A Workplace Injury

It can be confusing right after a workplace accident. In a tough job market, some people fear reporting their injuries to their boss immediately because they do not want to be fired. Some people do not know that their employer is responsible for covering the cost of their medical treatment when injured. Some do not see they have a right to compensation for lost wages if they cannot return to work for an extended period.

At Pizzonia Law, LLC, we understand how frightening it can be when you are hurt and cannot return to work. Contact us in Albuquerque at 505-445-2109 for a free case evaluation from an experienced workers’ comp lawyer. We do not charge attorney’s fees unless we win your case.

Follow These Steps After Getting Hurt On The Job

The following list is not legal advice but is a guideline for helping you after a workplace injury:

1. Get medical care: If you become injured while working, immediately get medical care, especially for life-threatening injuries.

2. Report your injuries: Report the accident and the injuries you received in writing to your employer as soon as possible. Be sure to report all your injuries. Keep a record of the report with you. If you faxed the report, keep the fax confirmation with you. Be careful of what you say to any doctor you see. Do not minimize your injuries by saying, “I will be all right.” Do not take the blame by saying, “Oh, it was my fault.”

3. Go to the right doctors: Make sure your employer directs you to the appropriate – and approved – doctors immediately for your follow-up medical care. Get every injury on the record – physical and emotional – right away. Get the treatment you need for all your complaints.

4. Report all the work you do: If you have two part-time jobs, include all the jobs you work in your report so you can get paid correctly for your work. Temporary total disability (TTD) payments include your overtime hours as well.

5. Keep your job: Sometimes, employers or insurance companies try to get injured employees to quit after an injury. Do not let your employer force you to leave your job so they do not have to pay for your injuries.

It’s crucial to act fast after getting hurt at work. By following these five steps, you can have a better chance of seeking the benefits you need to recover. Have more questions? We’re here to answer them. Give us a call at 505-445-2109.

Call For A Free Consultation About Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Pizzonia Law, LLC, is here to help you get the best possible results in your workers’ compensation claim. Call our office at 505-445-2109 for a free consultation. You can also email us a short description of your claim. We help clients throughout New Mexico with workers’ comp claims.